The Historian's Huck Finn: Reading Mark Twain's Masterpiece as Social and Economic History (The Historian's Annotated Classics)

4 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781610699419: The Historian's Huck Finn: Reading Mark Twain's Masterpiece as Social and Economic History (The Historian's Annotated Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Putting Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in historical context, connecting it to pivotal issues like slavery, class, money, and American economic expansion, this book engages readers by presenting American history through the lens of a great novel.


· Presents Twain's book as a historical novel that brings up key historical issues both in the antebellum period in which the novel is set and in the post-Reconstruction period in which it was written

· Identifies how Huckleberry Finn underscores perhaps the cruelest aspect of slavery: the involuntary separation of husbands, wives, and children from each other

· Ideal reading for college and high school students taking American history classes as well as general readers with an interest in American history, Mark Twain, or both

· Provides extensive annotations that are useful, accessible, and interesting to readers without specialized knowledge of 19th-century history

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Ranjit S. Dighe, PhD, is professor of economics at the State University of New York at Oswego.

Review:

"With lively writing and solid research, this book lures students and general readers into the 19th-century world that produced both Mark Twain and Huck Finn, placing this timeless classic into its historical context. You will never read Huck Finn in the same way again." (Judith Wellman, Director of Historical New York Research Associates and author of Brooklyn's Promised Land: The Free Black Community of Weeksville, New York)

"Ranjit Dighe has done a brilliant job of annotating Huckleberry Finn. He explains all of the obscure terms and references, but also puts Huck and Jim's journey into a larger context. Students, history buffs, and even professional historians will learn a great deal about the political and economic history of the United States in the 19th century from Dighe's notes to the text and longer essays on Samuel Clemens and 19th-century America. It is all here: slavery and emancipation, tobacco and cotton, smallpox, steamboats, financial speculation, politics, and much, much more. Highly recommended." (Hugh Rockoff, Distinguished Professor of Economics at Rutgers University and author of America's Economic Way of War: War and the US Economy from the Spanish-American War to the Persian Gulf War)

"In this new edition of Twain's classic work, Dighe not only examines the cultural and economic history that shaped the novel, he also proves that Huckleberry Finn is still relevant today. This book should be of interest to Twain fans, students of American history and literature, and anyone interested in understanding contemporary issues in American society." (David B. Parker, Professor of History at Kennesaw State University and coauthor of Carpet Capital: The Rise of a New South Industry)

"The Historian's Huck Finn sends students on a journey down the Mississippi River that is both interpretive and entertaining; there's no better way to travel through the nation's social and economic history. Expertly introduced and annotated, this book will provide a whole new perspective on one of America's most compelling literary characters." (Sean Patrick Adams, University of Florida)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 35.00
US$ 42.96

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781440833489: The Historian's Huck Finn: Reading Mark Twain's Masterpiece as Social and Economic History (The Historian's Annotated Classics)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1440833486 ISBN 13:  9781440833489
Publisher: Praeger, 2016
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ranjit S. Dighe
Published by ABC-CLIO, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1610699416 ISBN 13: 9781610699419
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Annotated. Language: English . Brand New Book. Putting Mark Twain s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in historical context, connecting it to pivotal issues like slavery, class, money, and American economic expansion, this book engages readers by presenting American history through the lens of a great novel.* Presents Twain s book as a historical novel that brings up key historical issues both in the antebellum period in which the novel is set and in the post-Reconstruction period in which it was written* Identifies how Huckleberry Finn underscores perhaps the cruelest aspect of slavery: the involuntary separation of husbands, wives, and children from each other* Ideal reading for college and high school students taking American history classes as well as general readers with an interest in American history, Mark Twain, or both* Provides extensive annotations that are useful, accessible, and interesting to readers without specialized knowledge of 19th-century history. Seller Inventory # AAC9781610699419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 42.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Dighe, Ranjit S.
Published by Greenwood Pub Group (2016)
ISBN 10: 1610699416 ISBN 13: 9781610699419
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwood Pub Group, 2016. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781610699419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Ranjit S. Dighe
Published by ABC-CLIO, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1610699416 ISBN 13: 9781610699419
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Annotated. Language: English . Brand New Book. Putting Mark Twain s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in historical context, connecting it to pivotal issues like slavery, class, money, and American economic expansion, this book engages readers by presenting American history through the lens of a great novel.* Presents Twain s book as a historical novel that brings up key historical issues both in the antebellum period in which the novel is set and in the post-Reconstruction period in which it was written* Identifies how Huckleberry Finn underscores perhaps the cruelest aspect of slavery: the involuntary separation of husbands, wives, and children from each other* Ideal reading for college and high school students taking American history classes as well as general readers with an interest in American history, Mark Twain, or both* Provides extensive annotations that are useful, accessible, and interesting to readers without specialized knowledge of 19th-century history. Seller Inventory # AAC9781610699419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Dighe, Ranjit S.
Published by Praeger (2016)
ISBN 10: 1610699416 ISBN 13: 9781610699419
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 1610699416

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Ranjit S. Dighe
Published by ABC-CLIO (2016)
ISBN 10: 1610699416 ISBN 13: 9781610699419
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, 2016. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781610699419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.75
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Ranjit S. Dighe
ISBN 10: 1610699416 ISBN 13: 9781610699419
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. Putting Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in historical context, connecting it to pivotal issues like slavery, class, money, and American economic expansion, this book engages re.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 352 pages. 0.662. Seller Inventory # 9781610699419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Ranjit S. Dighe
Published by Praeger (2016)
ISBN 10: 1610699416 ISBN 13: 9781610699419
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger, 2016. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1610699416

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Dighe, Ranjit S.
Published by Praeger
ISBN 10: 1610699416 ISBN 13: 9781610699419
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1610699416 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9781610699419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 52.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Ranjit Dighe
Published by Praeger (2016)
ISBN 10: 1610699416 ISBN 13: 9781610699419
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger, 2016. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # GM9781610699419

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 56.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.45
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Dighe, Ranjit
Published by Praeger Pub Text (2016)
ISBN 10: 1610699416 ISBN 13: 9781610699419
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger Pub Text, 2016. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. annotated edition. 352 pages. 9.50x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # x-1610699416

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 58.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book